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SOUL FOOD – THE LEGACY

SOUL FOOD – THE LEGACY

The imagination and desperation of enslaved Africans forever changed the way the American South cooks and eats. But there’s an unhealthy price to be paid, ironically by their African-American descendants. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER The roots of “soul food” run deep within the annals of African-American living. The South reigns as king of soul […]

Breaking down Obamacare

Breaking down Obamacare

A Q&A on the impact of Trump’s order to weaken the Affordable Care Act BY JOSH MAGNESS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 20 aimed at defanging the Affordable Care Act, giving heads of federal departments more power to delay or grant exemptions from regulations associated with […]

‘Big Weed’ takeover?

‘Big Weed’ takeover?

Proposed rules favor existing growers BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Authors of Florida’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana are blasting proposed rules to regulate the cannabis industry. The proposed rules, released Tuesday by state health officials, would essentially maintain current vendors’ stranglehold on the medical marijuana industry […]

30 MILLION UNINSURED

30 MILLION UNINSURED

A new study states that if Obamacare is repealed, many Americans – including millions who voted for Donald Trump – will lose their health insurance. BY TONY PUGH MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON BUREAU /TNS WASHINGTON–Partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act through a budget reconciliation bill could cause nearly 30 million Americans to lose health insurance and […]

ON BORROWED TIME

ON BORROWED TIME

A resurgent Republican Party will repeal ‘Obamacare,’ possibly with chaotic results – especially in Black America. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans are considering a “lightning-strike” rollback of the Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare” – early next year to kick off the Donald Trump era, but first they have to agree on a […]

‘New Lens on Aging’

‘New Lens on Aging’

Scholars shine light on Blacks and aging during annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Little Freddie King is a New Orleans Blues legend. He’s a self-taught guitar player who has always used his thumb versus a pick. It allows him to feel the music […]

Take precautions to BE SAFE this holiday season

Take precautions to BE SAFE this holiday season

From Family Features Although good tidings and joy abound during the holiday season, this time of year can also pose a serious threat to your family, friends and home. The holidays bring an elevated risk for fires and burns, and many Americans may have a false sense of security. A new survey conducted by Shriners […]

Health and safety go hand in hand

Health and safety go hand in hand

Family Features Most people recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to physical and emotional well-being, but you may not realize that some health-related activities can pose a safety risk if you don’t take proper precautions. Making safe habits part of your healthy lifestyle can help ensure you’re able to enjoy the […]

Contact lens safety tips

Contact lens safety tips

With nearly 41 million adults in the U.S. wearing contact lenses as a safe and popular form of vision correction, there is a growing trend among Americans to alter the appearance or color of the eyes by using decorative contact lenses. However, if these lenses are bought illegally and without a prescription from your eye […]

How to avoid costly health plan enrollment headaches

How to avoid costly health plan enrollment headaches

BY MICHELLE ANDREWS KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS With the annual signup period for plans on the health law’s marketplaces open, many consumers are worried about rising premiums, shrinking provider networks and the departure of major insurers such as UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Humana from many exchanges. Comparing plan premiums and deductibles only scratches the surface of what […]

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